President Barack Obama found himself on the quick offensive Wednesday (June 24) when a heckler interrupted his same-sex marriage speech in the White House East Room.
Obama was hosting a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month when he was interrupted by a voice from the crowd -- later IDed as an undocumented transgender immigrant voicing a demand for the release of detainees.
But the 44th Prez quickly launched into the source of the commotion and said, after a series of reciprocally interruptive "No"s, "Hey. Listen, you're in my house."
"You know what? It's not respectful when you get invited to somebody's ... you're not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this. I'm sorry ... Nope. Nope. No. Shame on you. You shouldn't be doing this."
The crowd then erupted into a series of "Obama" chants, as the activist was escorted out of the function.
"You can either stay and be quiet or we'll have to take you out." And apparently, the activist chose the latter. "I'm just going to wait until we get this done," Obama said, as the vocal guest exited the room.
"As a general rule, I am just fine with a few hecklers," Obama then continued. "But not when I'm up in the House. You know? Because, my attitude is if you're eating the hors d'oeuvres, know what I'm saying? And drinking the booze. I know that's right."
Another crowd member then yelled out "We love you," but that remark received a warmer response from the POTUS, who said graciously, "I love you back. You know that."